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CNN: Both Parties Think VA Is 'Political Bomb' For Obama (Video)
Breitbart TV ^ | 29 May 2014

Posted on 05/29/2014 10:40:20 AM PDT by kingattax

CNN’s Drew Griffin, one of the first reporters who took on the Veterans Administration hospital waiting time scandal, stated that the VA scandal was a "political bomb" that both parties believed the Obama administration was handling poorly in an appearance on CNN on Thursday.

Griffin cited the overflow of members of Congress who wanted to “rail against the VA” at a hearing last night as evidence that the scandal is “a political crisis that's just getting worse and worse and worse.”

In reference to the ongoing scandal, Griffin said “this is a political bomb for the president, and both sides don't think he's handling it very well.” He predicted that until Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki stepped down, the president would take more heat as more revelations about VA misconduct surfaced.

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1 posted on 05/29/2014 10:40:20 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Screw the politicians...it is a nuclear bomb for Veterans!


2 posted on 05/29/2014 10:43:07 AM PDT by csmusaret (Will remove Obama-Biden bumperstickers for $10)
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To: csmusaret

“Screw the politicians...it is a nuclear bomb for Veterans!”

It took a long time for it to get this bad. No one noticed.
It’s merely a political football, and nothing will be fixed.


3 posted on 05/29/2014 10:45:26 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: kingattax

Someone set up us the bomb!


4 posted on 05/29/2014 10:45:53 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: kingattax

CNN got the message out to their 27 regular viewers.


5 posted on 05/29/2014 10:46:07 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: csmusaret

Yeah. Veterans are dying for lack of care and our “Leaders” are worried about getting reelected since the cat got out of the bag.


6 posted on 05/29/2014 10:47:33 AM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: kingattax

And a preview of what’s to come with Obamacare


7 posted on 05/29/2014 10:48:12 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: kingattax

Barack Houssain bin Obummer could care less. This is his last term in office. He’ll just give the veterans his middle finger.


8 posted on 05/29/2014 10:49:30 AM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: kingattax

This is not something the Dems want because you do not want to mess with either the vets themselves or those who know them.


9 posted on 05/29/2014 10:50:10 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Vinylly

Please the next post down. Thank-you.


10 posted on 05/29/2014 10:51:09 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: brownsfan

Ummmm, exactly HOW many years has Obama been President. Surely you’re not trying to blame Bush.... even democrats aren’t that crass...


11 posted on 05/29/2014 10:55:57 AM PDT by GOPJ (>The Mainstream Ministry of Information does not stand for liberty. Freeper Gene Eric)
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To: Biggirl

No, this isn’t something the Dems wanted nor could have afforded with Obamascare already giving Dems the scoots. The two scandals are too closely connected healthcare issues. It’s almost as if the Dem Party built its reputation on the San Andreas Fault. The VA is the foreshock and Obamacare will be the most destructive main shock the party will ever suffer.


12 posted on 05/29/2014 10:57:56 AM PDT by CARTOUCHE (9999 EOM)
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To: kingattax

The VA is Single Payer.

It is the exemplar of Progressive’s end game for healthcare.


13 posted on 05/29/2014 10:58:30 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: kingattax

I am not the first to note this:

This scandal is getting traction because, unlike F&F or Benghazi, or IRS, it probably did NOT originate in the White House, so the press feels they can jump on it, in a weak way, of course.


14 posted on 05/29/2014 10:58:34 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: kingattax; csmusaret

15 posted on 05/29/2014 10:59:02 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: CARTOUCHE

Yep, and even it will outrage the low-info voters because if they are not vets themselves, they know of vets either by family, friendship, or work.


16 posted on 05/29/2014 10:59:56 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: GOPJ

“Ummmm, exactly HOW many years has Obama been President. Surely you’re not trying to blame Bush.... even democrats aren’t that crass...”

No, not Bush specifically, ALL of them. My niece has been a nurse at a VA facility for over 15 years. She does not have glowing things to say about the place she works. I got out in 81, and was told by more than a few that you only go to VA as a last resort.

The VA is the b*st*rd step child of the government.


17 posted on 05/29/2014 11:00:13 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: kingattax
If this had happened under a Republican president, we would have gotten story after MSM story about individual Vets who suffered, about the wives, daughters, and grandchildren who missed them, about the wonderful things they were doing that will now be forever unfinished.

Under Obama, we get stories about "how will this affect Obama?"

18 posted on 05/29/2014 11:01:38 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: kingattax

The truth is the exact opposite:

The responsibility for this particular scandal is diffused among very many people, many of them not at the very top.

For THAT reason this scandal is getting huge PR.

Responsibility for stuff like Bengazi is concentrated in the hands of a tiny view at the tippy-top and so coverage has been quashed.


19 posted on 05/29/2014 11:06:02 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: csmusaret
ditto!

THIS should have been "the bomb" that got the obama regime disinvited from photo ops at any veterans gathering. We now know the Obama regime KNEW this honor flight was scheduled to visit. THIS photo shows how highly the obama regime TRULY values veterans.

Normandy was closed when I got there, too photo vetmemorial_zps37fc78f8.jpg
20 posted on 05/29/2014 11:06:32 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: GOPJ; All

Over the years, Doormat Republican Speaker Boehner has been able to fund all of the Democrats’ Commander in Chief Obama’s Military decisions.

Speaker Boehner has thus been essential to helping Obama to lead from the bottom of a Socialist, Group Hug, Hell Hole.

Speaker Boehner should indeed be in line for a promotion by Arrogant Commander in Chief Obama.

Over the years, Boehner has doubled the taxpayer dollars sent to the failed Veterans Administration.

The rumor that a grateful, but still Arrogant, Obama is considering promoting Boehner to be in charge of the Veterans Administration has yet to be confirmed.


21 posted on 05/29/2014 11:07:29 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: kingattax

No. Obama’s black. No fault can ever be assigned, and his actions have no limitations whatsoever.


22 posted on 05/29/2014 11:09:56 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: brownsfan

Not having glowing things to say and having monsters at the VA commit crimes like the ‘lists’ were are two different things. Your original comment was creepy - the issue on the table today is criminal action by democrats at the VA. It’s not about overall care.... which I’m sure is not as good as it should be.


23 posted on 05/29/2014 11:10:53 AM PDT by GOPJ (>The Mainstream Ministry of Information does not stand for liberty. Freeper Gene Eric)
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To: Lazamataz

Not really.

Even now just last night, Montel Williams, a veteran, RANTED against what has been going on.


24 posted on 05/29/2014 11:11:33 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: kingattax
I heard Obama, May Allah Bless & keep him, give a speech. He said he was shocked and outraged. He will not rest until the problem is solved. So that should take care of it.

What more do you people want from him?

25 posted on 05/29/2014 11:12:02 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Graewoulf

Not really.


26 posted on 05/29/2014 11:12:14 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: silverleaf

That should have been WARNING SIGN.


27 posted on 05/29/2014 11:14:05 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Lazamataz

The media called Reagan the Teflon POTUS.
But the real Teflon POTUS is Caliph Baraq.


28 posted on 05/29/2014 11:14:33 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: The Great RJ

These 27 are 22 invalid shut-inns who haven’t the ability to change the channel & 5 poor schmucks delayed for a flight in O’Hare.


29 posted on 05/29/2014 11:14:39 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: kingattax

If this were an (R) he would be looooong gone by now!


30 posted on 05/29/2014 11:16:37 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: nascarnation

“But the real Teflon POTUS is Caliph Baraq.”

The big difference is that Obama’s teflon is now scratch and cracking.


31 posted on 05/29/2014 11:17:14 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

It’s gonna be a tough 2.5 yrs for Baraq and Moose.
Golf and ultra luxe vacations, followed by a monster cash hoard from selling POTUS pardons.


32 posted on 05/29/2014 11:20:31 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: silverleaf

Why is everybody calling for Shinseki to resign yet giving his boss a pass?


33 posted on 05/29/2014 11:21:38 AM PDT by csmusaret (Will remove Obama-Biden bumperstickers for $10)
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To: nascarnation

The real tough time is going to come starting in early November with a LOT of Dems loses.


34 posted on 05/29/2014 11:22:42 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: GOPJ

“Not having glowing things to say and having monsters at the VA commit crimes like the ‘lists’ were are two different things. Your original comment was creepy - the issue on the table today is criminal action by democrats at the VA. It’s not about overall care.... which I’m sure is not as good as it should be.”

Point taken.
I accept the correction.


35 posted on 05/29/2014 11:22:48 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: kingattax
State-controlled media has strategically chosen the VA scandal for their focus because it can't be directly traced to Ubama. He didn't tell the VA to do anything. He just ignored them. It's not something that can bring down his administration.

The IRS scandal, however, leads straight to the White Hut. They won't touch that one with a ten-foot pole, because it could bring him down.

They're just distracting us. They don't really care about the vets. They're just toying with us.

36 posted on 05/29/2014 11:26:43 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Tanniker Smith

I believe there are several “Time Bombs” out there—the worst are the ones that haven’t surfaced yet. In time Obama will be the most hated man in American—by the left and the right.


37 posted on 05/29/2014 11:55:39 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

How many people will realize that government medicine, as represented by the poor care by the VA, is proof that socialized medicine or Medicaid for all is going to be just as bad?


38 posted on 05/29/2014 12:19:06 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: tbw2

It doesn’t matter what people thing. The feral government cancer has metastasized. From this point on its only goal is taking over more and more of the resources until the host dies.


39 posted on 05/29/2014 12:21:25 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: GOPJ

” even democrats aren’t that crass...”

IMHO, they are. Harry Reid called the TEA party and Cliven Bundy supporters terrorists. They supported Obastard’s lie that you could keep your insurance, and they ridiculed the republican who tried to pass a bill to protect current insurance plans.

Next to muslims, democrats are the most worthless lying trash on the planet. Actually, they are American muslims, trying to force a fascist system on us, but their god is government.


40 posted on 05/29/2014 12:39:44 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: kingattax

So, if Obama can’t run medical care for 1% of the population how horrible will obamacare be?


41 posted on 05/29/2014 1:06:11 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

You got that right. The one thing Obama has done is divide the country bigtime.


42 posted on 05/29/2014 5:17:28 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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